Fact: Dominic West, Charles Dance and actress Fiona Shaw will be among the celebrities marking Britain's National Poetry Day by chronicling the nation's history with poems in October (15). BBC Radio 4 will host the marathon We British: An Epic In Poetry, which will feature readings from Walter Raleigh, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth and Ted Hughes.
Fact: Actor Dominic West is nursing a broken finger after injuring himself during a fight scene with new Tv co-star Joshua Jackson, reports the New York Daily News. The pair star together on new U.S. drama series The Affair.
Quote: "I feel like a lot of English people in that they (the Scots) want a divorce, and we're better off together. The world should be unifying rather than fragmenting, and I think it would be a terrible shame if the United Kingdom was no longer united. I think it would be awful if they split." English The Wire star Dominic West wants Scotland to vote against independence in this week's (beg15Sep14) referendum.
Quote: "It was blond to play Burton but I was worried I looked like (Australian cricketer) Shane Warne. I wanted to shave it off but my wife said no, so now I've tried to wash the dye out, it is brown and blond." British actor Dominic West suffered a hair disaster after going blond to play Richard Burton in an upcoming Bbc biopic.
Quote: "I became Bridezilla and it became The Dominic West Show. I did everything I had ever wanted to do and got it off my chest. My wife was a reluctant but supportive spectator really." British actor Dominic West took over his wedding ceremony to fiancee Catherine in 2010.
Quote: "I like to have chats about myself with people - mainly putting forward the case for the defence in forums. I use my own name but nobody ever believes me." The Wire actor Dominic West admits to joining websites to chat about his acting.
Quote: "As soon as you become a father, you get the phone book out and say, 'Get me Eton'. You want your kids to have the best education." Blur star Alex James is hoping to enrol his sons at the U.K.'s prestigious Eton College, which boasts Prince William, Dominic West and Hugh Laurie among its past students.
Quote: "We dated at university in the early Nineties but she dumped me and married someone else, which was hard to take. But then in 2002 when we were both single again we met at a party. I had trouble speaking to her because my feelings were so strong and I was embarrassed. I've always been crazy about her. But I've played the long game and I feel I deserve her now." British actor Dominic West was left red-faced as he attempted to woo his childhood sweetheart again years after their first split. They married last year (10).
Quote: "We can't do anything. We can't go anywhere. We've got three children under three. We can't move." The Wire star Dominic West has given up his social life to concentrate on raising his young children.
Fact: Joseph Fiennes is the latest star to team up with coffee company Carte Noire for a new literacy scheme. The British actor has been filmed reading extracts from novels by Charles DICkens, Nick Hornby and Marian Keyes to help introduce more people to famous works. Former The Wire star Dominic West was previously involved in the campaign.
Quote: "My ten year old doesn't know what The Wire is and no one in my family can enlighten her because no one has watched it. My wife has tried but she can't get past the first ten minutes. She falls asleep." The Wire star Dominic West hasn't received high praise from his family about the hit cop drama.
Quote: "No one watched it for at least four years. And we were only doing it for five years. While I was filming it (I thought), 'What's the point? No one's watching it and no one cares.' I was always moaning that I didn't want to act in it any more. Now it's very gratifying that people like it." The Wire star Dominic West is pleased he persevered with the slow-burning cop drama.
Fact: WALL-E director Andrew Stanton's movie adaptation of EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' JOHN CARTER OF MARS is becoming a star-studded affair - British trio Samantha Morton, Polly Walker and Dominic West have been added to the cast. The threesome will join Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins and Willem Dafoe in the Disney film, which chronicles a Civil War veteran's mysterious transportation to Mars.
Fact: The Wire star Dominic West has teamed up with coffee company Carte Noire for a new literacy scheme. The British actor has been filmed reading extracts from famous novels including Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen and Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence - and the footage will be posted on the internet to help introduce more people to famous works.
Quote: "Eminem's an obsessive fan of The Wire, which is quite encouraging. He's seen the whole lot four times, he told me the other day!" Dominic West explains why the rapper landed a cameo on the hit U.S. show.